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Definition of Pragmatism

Pragmatism

  1. The quality or state of being pragmatic; in literature, the pragmatic, or philosophical, method.

Pragmatism Quotations

You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong.
Bono

I would rather be erring on the side of common-sense pragmatism and doing everything possible so that I felt that no stone was left unturned in terms of trying to protect school children.
John Larson

Idealism loses to pragmatism when it comes to winning elections.
Danny Strong

Greatness is not manifested by unlimited pragmatism, which places such a high premium on the end justifying any means and any methods.
Margaret Chase Smith

I abhor anything that constitutes torture. Water-boarding, it's perfectly clear to me it is torture. I never supported extraordinary rendition to torture, always said that Guantanamo should be closed. There is no clash of ideals and pragmatism there.
David Miliband
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Pragmatism Translations

pragmatism in German is Pragmatik
pragmatism in Spanish is pragmatismo